WSC Awarded Military Friendly School Title from "G.I. Jobs"
Sept. 20, 2011 -- “G.I. Jobs”, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Western State College of Colorado (WSC) the designation of Military Friendly School.
The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. Western is the only institution of higher education on Colorado’s Western Slope to earn this designation.
The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.
Western offers scholarships for military students and veterans and participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a federal program that provides higher education funding for veterans. In addition, Western provides academic and career support to veterans and maintains a Web page with resources specifically for veterans.
The 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.
The complete 2012 Military Friendly Schools List is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfslist.aspx.